Football freep.com —  Two of the top recruits left on Michigan State's board for the class of 2017 are expected to make their college choices in the next week. The Spartans are on their short lists of schools being considered.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The early NBA Rookie of the Year odds have former Spartan Denzel Valentine coming in with decent odds to win the award. Now that the 2016 NBA Draft has concluded, we can start looking ahead to next season and the former Michigan State Spartans part of it.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Tom Izzo made an appearance Thursday, on the ESPNU College Basketball podcast hosted by Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg. He covered a whole range of topics on the current state of college basketball and some flaws with the NBA draft.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The world got a small peek of Miles Bridges' athleticism on Wednesday night. The few hundred who mostly filled the bleachers at Aim High Sports on Thursday night got a much bigger one. Bridges, the five-star recruit and Michigan State incoming freshman, tweeted out a video on Wednesday from a max vertical jump test he took in the Spartans' practice gym.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Michigan State’s celebrated recruiting class became real Thursday night. Something more than rankings or highlights or Instagram photos marking their arrival on campus. Miles Bridges’ jaw-dropping dunks, Josh Langford’s ball-handling wizardry, Cassius Winston’s vision and Nick Ward’s space-eating frame were live in the flesh for the thousand or so curious souls who showed up at Aim High for the opening night of Lansing’s Moneyball Pro-Am summer basketball league. Discuss »
Football freep.com —  Year after year, the so-called expert recruiting services give Michigan State football mediocre chances of landing big name recruits. Year after year these same services rank the MSU classes average at best – solidly behind other Big Ten schools. Yet since 2010, Mark Dantonio’s Spartans have defied expert logic and have produced five seasons of at least 11 wins while finishing with a ranking in the top six each of the past three years. MSU has proven they belong in the national championship discussion. Recruits like to play for winning programs and Mark Dantonio has a winning program. So why do recruiting services suggest otherwise?
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Football btn.com —  Lots of talent in East Lansing. Senior Riley Bullough will be one of the Big Ten’s best. He is Mr. Spartan, a true leader and Michigan State legacy who bleeds Green and White. Senior Ed Davis is expected to be back for a sixth season after a knee injury KO’d him in 2015. Sophomore Andrew Dowell teems with potential and could be a future star. Junior Jon Reschke is starting-caliber, along with fellow juniors Chris Frey and Shane Jones.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State apparently isn't done adding to its defensive line ranks through the graduate transfer route. Gabe Sherrod, a former defensive lineman at Delaware State, announced his commitment to Michigan State on Tuesday. As a graduate transfer, Sherrod will be eligible immediately and will have one year of eligibility remaining.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Incoming Michigan State freshman guard Joshua Langford's hometown is Madison, Alabama, which is over 650 miles away from East Lansing, Michigan. But that distance didn’t stop the Langford family from reaching out to the Michigan State basketball coaching staff over four years ago.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Five Spartans qualified for finals over the weekend at the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Sophomore Katelyn Daniels concluded the discus competition in 10th on Saturday, July 2. Three of MSU’s four alumni racing in the women’s steeplechase on Monday, July 4, crossed the line in the top 14 to earn a spot in Thursday’s final. Leah O’Connor paced the group with a 9:37.55 to win her heat. Recent graduate Katie Landwehr finished in fifth in heat three, while Nicole Bush was fourth in heat one. Tori Franklin will be jumping in Thursday’s final of the triple jump after taking ninth in the qualifying round.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Senior linebacker Riley Bullough and junior defensive lineman Malik McDowell have been named to the 2016 Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Tuesday. The Bednarik Award has been presented to college football’s defensive player of the year since 1995.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Lansing State Journal sports producer Dan Kilbridge and LSJ columnist Graham Couch provide a full scouting report for MSU's incoming freshman hoops class of last week's action at the Moneyball Pro-Am. They also guess how Tom Izzo will distribute minutes this season, discuss key returning players and much more.


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Football freep.com —  They enjoyed the final vestiges of their summer and childhood over the long holiday weekend. Come Tuesday, Michigan State’s newest football players all will be learning to balance the advanced academic workload and life away from home with the demands of being a lowly freshman again on the field. Their journey from prized high school recruits to college students will be complete, their next phase of football just beginning. Mark Dantonio's most highly regarded 2016 class finally will arrive on campus.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  In his freshman year, he showed flashes of athleticism when putting the ball on the floor. But that was it, flashes. After that, it was all downhill. His commitment to the game has been questioned by Coach Izzo and his playing time has remained pretty steady in his three years; that’s not a good thing.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Playing for the Spurs Summer League team in Salt Lake City after signing a one-year deal with San Antonio, Forbes scored 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting, including a 2-for-5 mark from the 3-point line and two free throws. He posted a game-high plus/minus of 26 and, perhaps most impressively, led the Spurs with eight rebounds.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After a game of made shots, passes and sprints up and down the court, Tum Tum Nairn was able to say something he hadn't been able for all of last season. "I'm pain-free," Nairn said on Thursday after his debut at the Moneyball Pro-Am. "Praise God for that, I'm pain-free." Nairn, Michigan State's rising junior point guard, is confident the nagging foot injury that kept him limited his entire sophomore year is at last behind him.
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Football freep.com —  He is big and strong enough to be one of the top linebackers in the state. Yet he is also fast enough to be one of the top track athletes in the region. Add just the right amount of athletic ability to also get it done on the basketball court, and you have a special athlete. That is why Battle Creek Central High’s Brandon Randle was named the 2015-16 Battle Creek Enquirer Male Athlete of the Year, as selected by the Enquirer sports staff.
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Men's Basketball si.com —  Sports Illustrated spoke with Durant's new teammate, Draymond Green, to discuss KD's decision, how he recruited the former MVP, his expectations for next season and much more.
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Denzel Valentine has entered the NBA at just the right time. Why? Players such as Valentine, those capable of playing multiple positions in an evolving small-ball scheme, have become hot commodities these days. Perfect timing for the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder who just so happens to be as versatile as they come.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  “As you get older, I think just wanting to be a part of a good situation,” Stanton said. “There’s not a written rule on how you become a starting quarterback in this league and how you can sustain that over a period of time. I’ve found a great situation here in Arizona. Who knows who long Carson will play for? But I’ve had at-length discussions with everybody in the franchise that there’s a chance for me to be able to start when he’s done. So that’s the whole goal of all this.”
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